12 Amelia Street, Toronto, ON, M4X 1E1
French charm, done the Cabbagetown way.
|Cuisine Type |||French|
|Pricing |||$21 - $30|
|Payment |||MasterCard, American Express, Visa, Cash|
|Getting There |||Wellesley or Castle Frank Station|
|Cross Street |||Parliament/Carlton|
|Mon-Sun 12PM to 2PM, 6PM to 10PM|
Profile Last Updated: September 21, 2007
There’s no doubt the GTA is dotted with pubs offering English dishes and many types of stouts. But these days, it seems a growing number of palates crave a little more French in their fare. Perhaps that’s why Provence garnered a loyal clientele of discerning eaters since they opened in 1979. Located on the charming and picturesque Amelia Street in Cabbagetown, Provence is one of the city’s premier French dining locations for its laid-back atmosphere and ambient décor.
Dishes worth Ducking Inside
After entering through the French white doors, diners will delight in a menu which aims for delicate simplicity. Their signature dishes, the duck confit with mushroom and the foie gras orchon are both staple items since they launched, although many visit for the steak-frites or appetizers like escargots, lentil salad or Malpèque oysters. Weekend brunch is a scrumptious affair with an affordable prix fixe menu featuring soup, salad and a variety of egg dishes. And don’t forget to save room for dessert!
A Toast to Taste
The chef, owner and manager is not only a connoisseur of fine food, he’s also a wine aficionado with a penchant for French vintages. So it comes as no surprise that the wine list features mainly French wines; however there are a few Italian, South African and Australian wines to choose from. Provence has won the Wine Spectator Award of Excellence yearly from 1999 to the present. After dinner and a few glasses of red or white, his staff can suggest a port, cognac or dessert wine as a wonderful ending to a beautiful dining experience.
Please Note: Provence does not accept Interac payment.